Adrian Gaskins Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Department of Global and Intercultural Studies invites applications for the Adrian Gaskins Memorial Scholarship for International Study Abroad. Spring semester awards will be made for summer 2020 study abroad programs. Application deadline is March 20, 2020.

The Adrian Gaskins Memorial Scholarship for International Study Abroad will be awarded to students participating in any study abroad program. There is a strong preference to select students of historically underrepresented populations, with financial need, who have not previously studied abroad. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Office of Student Financial Assistance based on the nomination received from a selection committee within the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. GPA will not be a disqualifying factor in awarding this scholarship.

 About Adrian Gaskins

photo of Adrian GaskinsFor Adrian Gaskins, home was Covington, Kentucky. He received his BA at the University of Kentucky, his MA at Michigan State University, and was a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota at the time of his death. He was a Thurgood Marshall Fellow at Dartmouth College and a Carter G. Woodson Research Fellow at the University of Virginia.

He then joined Miami in 2008 as a Heanon Wilkins Fellow. With professor emeritus Eugene Metcalf, Adrian co-directed the "Americans Abroad" summer workshop in Paris and London, which combined
popular culture, particularly art, music, and dance with the history of the African diasporic presences in England and France. Adrian's research interests were in the fields of African Diaspora studies (especially salsa and hip-hop), American studies, critical race theory, and popular culture. On January 9, 2016, Adrian Gaskins passed away. We remember his legacy with love and honor.